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Burrillville High's robotic dynasty keeps growing

February 13, 2014

BURRILLVILLE — For the eighth consecutive year, the Burrillville High
School robotics team has won the state robotics championship and will move on to the Eastern Super-Regional Championship in York, Penn., where they will compete for a berth in the World Championship in St. Louis in April.

Known as Team 154 Renegade, the Burrillville students were among 300 representing 32 schools from around the state who competed in the eighth annual FIRST Tech Challenge last Saturday at the New England Institute of Technology in Warwick.

Homestead ordinance in for a tweak

February 13, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Even after it was slashed by nearly a third in advance of the current fiscal year, the 30 percent homestead exemption is still the most generous benefit offered by a revenue-hungry local government, commandeered by a state-appointed Budget Commission.

Almost nothing has been asked of property owners who claim the exemption as a condition of receiving it. They’re supposed to live in the property on which the exemption is claimed, but the city makes that assumption for them based on property deeds that may not be conclusive, officials say.

At 9-4, count North Smithfield among the best in Division II boys' hockey

February 13, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD — When one speaks of Division II-North, the conversation immediately addresses the rivalry between Lincoln, the defending state D-II champion and perennial contender, and Cumberland, always solid but a team that hasn't been able to “get over the top” in recent years.
The same holds true this campaign, though the Clippers did snatch a key victory over the Lions last week to remain unbeaten in league action at 13-0-0 (14-0-0 overall).

Paul Yozura

February 13, 2014

Paul Yozura

WOONSOCKET- Paul, the Uke, Yozura 89, formerly of Woonsocket and Bayberry Commons, Pascoag passed away unexpectedly at Landmark Medical Center on February 3, 2014.
He was married to Jo-Jo (Stantiski) Yozura and they celebrated their 71 wedding anniversary on January 3, 2014.
Besides his wife he is survived by his daughter Linda Vallee and her husband Ralph of North Smithfield, his sister Olga Mowry and husband Al of Lynn, MA, a brother Vincent Yozura and his wife Mary of Woonsocket, and several nieces and nephews.

Remembrance of George Nasuti's life scheduled for Saturday, March 1 at Woonsocket High School

February 13, 2014

WOONSOCKET – From Woonsocket High graduate Tom Pincince, here are some of the details pertaining to a public celebration of George Nasuti’s life:

Services for Coach Nasuti will be private and for family only. However, Coach's family understands what an outpouring of support there has been in the last few days.

Therefore, a PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF COACH NASUTI'S LIFE has been scheduled for Saturday, March 1, at a time to be determined. This celebration will be held at Woonsocket High School and will be open to EVERYONE. More details on this day will be coming soon, so stay tuned.

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